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Welcome to Weird Washington
Shortly before Weird Washington was released Al and I did recorded a short greeting to our readers.
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Mixed in with the evergreens, coffee, rock and, of course, rain, Washington has some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends and more colorful folks in the United States . WEIRD WASHINGTON (May 2008; hardcover; $19.95) by JEFF DAVIS and AL EUFRASIO offers travelers and locals alike an unusual glimpse into the Evergreen state’s quirky, eerie and downright strange tales and destinations.
Continuing on their mission to unveil the true weirdness of America , Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, the masterminds behind the Weird book series, are venturing into the forest depths of Washington to unlock its hidden secrets. With the help of local authors Davis and Eufrasio, WEIRD WASHINGTON identifies all the crazy locales, haunted destinations and unexplained events that have provided Washington State its weird distinction: ranked number two in the whole country for mysterious phenomena.
WEIRD WASHINGTON, like all the books in the Weird series, is filled with stories about ancient mysteries, unexplained phenomena, roadside oddities and haunted places. Bizarre beasts, local heroes and villains, friendly and not-so-friendly ghosts, unusual personal properties, and the cemetery safari are all here; it’s all very weird and very Washington
As you travel through the pages of WEIRD WASHINGTON you’ll:
Visit The Ghost Ship Equator
– inspiration for literary classics such as Treasure Island
So, follow Jeff and Al as they traverse the back roads of Washington to learn about all the great stuff your history teacher wouldn’t teach you. After all, why see a wonder of the world when you can see the weird of the world?
Weird Washington has 12 chapters:
1) Local Legends
2) Ancient Mysteries
3) Fabled People and Places
4) Unexplained Phenomena
5) Bizarre Beasts
6) Local Heroes and Villains
7) Personalized Properties
8) Roadside Oddities
9) Roads Less Traveled
10) Haunted Places
11) Cemetery Safari
12) Washington Lost and Found
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Sterling (May 2008)
Weird Washington was released in May 2008, and quickly became a best seller within Washington State. It was the best selling book in Amazon.com's Washington State statistics, and Al and I made several live, radio, and one television appearance about the book.
I am quite proud of how Weird
Washington. It is meant to be a
tabletop book, with over 250 oversized pages, and nearly every page has
a photograph or drawing. Unlike many tabletop books, where there
are many photos, but very little text, in Weird Washington, there is
plenty of information in the articles Al and I wrote.
ABOUT THE CREATORS OF THE WEIRD SERIES
MARK SCEURMAN is known as a graphic artist, publisher, and all-around nice guy. His journey to discover the weirder aspects of local history and legends began many years ago when his brother told him tales of Albino Village , where “they come out at night to get you!” Since then the roads less traveled have been the only paths he chooses to take. He has an affection for rock and roll, draft beer, and collecting odd stories from newspapers. He resides in New Jersey (which he calls the weirdest state) with his wife, Shirley, and their daughter.
MARK MORAN is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City , where he studied fine art, illustration, and photography. It was a boring and misspent suburban New Jersey childhood that first led him to his lifelong fascination with exploring the lost history and forgotten landmarks of his surroundings. Eventually he would share what he had found with others through his pictures and stories. These days he lives with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters in a boring suburban New Jersey neighborhood (when he is not out tracking down satanic albino cannibals).
This website is maintained by Jeff Davis, and though it has some affiliation with the Weird US, and Weird NJ, they are not responsible for its content.